Diploma of Arts
The Diploma of Arts is your pathway to an Arts degree at Monash. If you're inspired by new ideas, social and political issues, language and the way literature history and communication shapes our world, then our Diploma of Arts could be for you.
Hear about the Diploma of Arts
How the program works
Our diplomas are offered in two parts: part 1 and part 2. In part 1, you’ll study core Arts subjects to prepare you for your chosen stream. In part 2, you’ll choose your specialisation and study the same subjects as first‑year University students.
- Psychology stream – for students who would like to complete a major in psychology or become a psychologist.
- Sociology stream – for students considering majoring in communication, international relations or media studies.
- group projects
- research papers
- a final exam
|Destination||2nd year arts at Monash University|
|AQF Level||Level 5|
|Mode of study||On campus|
Part 1: 9 months|
Part 2: 9 months
|Intakes||February, June and October|
Specialist: Sociology or Psychology|
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|What you will study||
Part 1: complete 8 core units|
Part 2: complete 6 core units and 2 electives
|Contact hours||5–7 hours per unit, per week|
|What it costs||See our dates and fees page for details.|
|CRICOS Course Code||061625F|
"Studying at Monash College has broadened my knowledge in global politics as well as history, professional writing and media. The teachers have been absolutely incredible and helpful throughout my journey. ”
ISOBEL DAMIANOS (AUSTRALIA)
To apply for a Monash College Diploma of Arts, you must be at least 16 years old and meet the academic requirements.
Study core units in part 1. In part 2 you'll study the same subjects as first year university students.
|Trimester 1: 4 months||Trimester 2: 4 months|
|MCD1350 Media Studies A: Australian Screen Culture|
MCD1560 Introduction to Journalism
MCD1570 Introduction to Academic Writing
MCD1110 Data Analysis
|MCD1360 Media Studies B: Mass Communication and the Modern World|
MCD1540 Intercultural Business Communication
MCD1580 Introduction to Psychology
MCD1590 The Modern World
|Trimester 1: Four months||Trimester 2: Four months|
|MCD6010 Academic Writing|
MCD6020 Media and Culture
MCD6090 International Studies: Origins of Globalisation
MCD6120 Introduction to Sociology (Sociology stream)
MCD6080 Psychology 1A (Psychology stream)
|MCD6040 Professional Writing|
MCD6050 Communications and Society
MCD6130 International Studies: Challenges of Globalisation
MCD6140 Big Ideas for Better Futures (Sociology stream)
MCD6110 Psychology 1B (Psychology stream)
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